Dates: Wednesday 3rd January – Wednesday 31st January
This exhibition is a homecoming for artist Janet Graham. Originally from Cookstown, she now works from her studio in Donegal.
The inspiration for these paintings stems from a great love of bogland and meadow flowers that pepper the countryside of these two beautiful border counties. Graham’s work is held in public and private collections in Europe, USA and Japan. www.rossfineart.ie
Dates: Thursday 1st February – Wednesday 28th February
Artist Deborah Malcomson is working with residents from Westlands Home on an exciting creative project. All the residents have been hands on in creating many artworks including printing and sculpture.
This collaboration of work will be exhibited in the Burnavon during February 2018 and then returning to Westlands Home as a permanent piece for everyone to enjoy.
Dates: Thursday 1st March – Saturday 31st March
This will be the first solo exhibition by local contemporary portrait artist, Naomi Hassan.
Hassan’s portrait work is often influenced by pop culture, and integrating elements of abstraction and symbolic meaning. “I have always been fascinated with portrait art and the challenge of representing the physical or psychological likeness of an individual onto canvas.
This exhibition of work explores themes of identity and the representations of life through an alternative and distorted reality presented to us through other mediums such as TV and film. Influences include the study of film aesthetics and the artistic stylings of pop–art.”
Dates: Monday 2nd April – Monday 30th April
The above groups participated in our spring programme of visual arts workshops facilitated by artist Gwen Stevenson.
This exhibition showcases one piece of work from every participant. Working with the theme of ‘One’, this broad subject produced a wide ranges of interpretations across a variety of media that reflect the personality and interests of the individuals that produced them.
Dates: Tuesday 1st May – Thursday 31st May
Kyle brings a collection of large scale portraits of Veterans to the Burnavon. The work primarily considers the personal impact of each person’s experience and the ways their life has been changed as a result.
From Cookstown, and currently working in Southampton, Kyle has won the Towry prize at the National Open Art Competition and exhibited at the prestigious Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. He further won the ‘Young Artist Award’ and the ‘People’s Choice’ Award at the Royal Ulster Academy Belfast in 2014. In 2015 he was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie Residency and in 2017 the Whyte’s Award at the Royal Hibernian Academy. His work is included in many private and public collections.